BA Classical Civilisation and Heritage Studies
A Joint Honours programme in Classical Civilisation and Heritage Studies is a programme designed to allow students to indulge their love of the Ancient world and its classical literature, with various aspects of the Heritage sector, be that Heritage interpretation and display, museums, archives, heritage management and tourism.
The Classical Civilisation part of the programme will offer students the opportunity to explore their interest in the cultures, literatures and languages of the ancient world, then this is the programme for you. A degree in Classical Studies gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to religion and all genres of ancient literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire. Modules exploring the influence of the ancient world on modern popular culture, such as film and literature, are also available. Study of ancient language is an option but not compulsory. In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, the School offers specialised modules on all aspects of Greco-Roman literature and culture so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.
Alongside this students will study a range of modules that will explore different aspects of Heritage and Heritage-related agencies, institutions and subjects. It will do this in an innovative way that will combine study of general and broadly based Heritage issues with more specialist or particular aspects of the field.
The programme will equip students with an understanding and appreciation of the wider field of Heritage, which includes a compulsory work placement at level 5 and time in the Roderic Bowen Library and Archives at level 6. This provides students with both an attractive approach to study as well as equipping them with an appropriate set of skills and understandings applicable to a broad range of employments in the Heritage sector or cultural industries.
- Life and Culture in Classical Antiquity
- Reading Antiquity: A Survey of Ancient Literature
- Augustan Lovers
- The Legends of Alexander the Great
- Staging Antiquity: Drama in the Ancient World
- The Muses’ Playground: Epic in Antiquity
- Magic in Antiquity
- Introduction to Heritage
- Heritage Marketing
- Exhibiting Egypt: digitising material culture
- Heritage Data Management
- Roderic Bowen Library & Archives
- Heritage Management: sustainable tourism
- Museums, Heritage and Representation
A degree in Classical Civilisation and Heritage Studies gives you the opportunity to study a wide range of modules from mythology to the modern Heritage Industry , from ancient Greek including all genres of ancient literature, such as epic, tragedy, comedy and satire to tourism.
In the first year, modules can be taken on a wide range of periods and themes; in the second and third years, we offer specialised modules so that you can gain in-depth knowledge in areas of particular interest to you.
Options are also available to study selected modules in the wider Faculty of Humanities, for example in Theology, Chinese History, English and Philosophy.
All students have the opportunity to pursue their own interests and conduct their own research in the second-year independent project and the third-year dissertation.
A wide range of assessment methods used on the course, such as essays, gobbets, slide presentations, examinations and bibliographic exercises, so that the assessment reflects the student’s performance as a whole.
There is a strong sense of community amongst our students and staff, where you will always be part of the vibrant Faculty.
The classes are always friendly and never intimidating, allowing staff to get to know you on a first name basis. Our tutors support very active student-led Classics and Heritage studies societies, which have organised movie nights and theatre trips and put on plays themselves.
- Learn in small teaching groups
- Excellent links to the Heritage sector CADW, EH, NT
- Staff experience and specialist knowledge in the field of Heritage
- Explore all aspects of ancient literatures and cultures
- Work placement in local museum or archive
- Field trips to local sites and heritage centres
- Expert tuition in a friendly and supportive environment
- Local and international field trips, as well as study abroad opportunities with our partners at Bologna (Italy), Tarragona (Spain) and Hobart and William Smith (USA)
A degree in Classical Civilisation and Heritage Studies involves a wide range of assessment methods. In addition to traditional gobbet work, essays and exams, you will be assessed through bibliographic exercises, presentations – oral and PowerPoint based, at both individual and group level – creation of abstracts, reflective reports, in-house conference papers, article reviews, take home exams, group wikis, creation of project plans and, of course, the dissertation. This variety of assessment helps develop skills in presenting material in clear, professional and a lucid manner, whether orally or in writing.
This breadth of assessment type creates variety in the student experience, allowing you to explore the subject in different ways, and also embeds within the programme the specific employability skills desired, indeed required, by employers today.
Grades are important; however, our offers are not solely based on academic results. We are interested in creative people that demonstrate a strong commitment to their chosen subject area and therefore we welcome applications from individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. To assess student suitability for their chosen course we normally arrange interviews for all applicants at which your skills, achievements and life experience will be considered as well as your qualifications.
- Media and Publishing
- Business and Commerce
- Library and Information Services
- Further Study
- Heritage sector
- Museum and archive management
- Education officers
- Business and administration
- Heritage Administration
- Teaching and lecturing
There is no one path for our graduates. The traditional routes of teaching, museum and heritage, the civil service and research – governmental, academic and media – are still pursued by our graduating cohort.
However, the programme of embedded employability ensures that our Ancient History graduates have the skills set and confidence to explore a wide variety of career paths.
Indeed, our graduating students have explored options from outdoors sports instructors to prison superintendents, from the Armed Forces to careers in the medical environment, with a good selection of entrepreneurial spirits applying what they have learnt to the creation of their own companies.
Taking all that they have gained from studying Classical Civilisation and Heritage Studies with us and combining it with a dedicated Careers Service, graduates from Trinity Saint David are equipped to follow their passions wherever they may lead.
Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:
Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3% for International students and at the capped fee rate as set by the UK Government for UK/EU students.
You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our Student Finance pages.
You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's Bursaries and Scholarships page
There is an optional fieldtrip connected to a module for second and third year students to the Mediterranean to allow students to visit ancient sites first hand. The Faculty subsidises this trip but the cost each year is dependent on airfare, location, and currency exchange rates. The Faculty aims to keep the cost in the range £400-£700.
For the Fieldtrip modules, a deposit is usually required in September/October to ensure a place with the full cost due in December/January. Payment is made to the Finance Office on campus or through the online payment facility.
Our students enjoy the use of an excellent suite of subject-specific resources, both electronic and hard-copy at the Learning Resources Centre. All our modules are taught with the support of innovative e-learning techniques via our Virtual Learning Environment. The School of Classics makes great use of its VLE: we podcast and/or vidcast every lecture, post all PowerPoints and handouts and utilise the space for links, discussions and group work. Our VLE is a live forum through which students and staff can interact, through which students are able better to revise and explore difficult topics and through which students are better able to access the electronic resources available in the virtual world.
All our modules are taught by specialists and active researchers. The influence of our research on our teaching offers our students the opportunity to learn from the best in the subject and follow the latest scholarly trends and discoveries, whilst our independent study modules allow you to explore your passion in its entirety. There are also opportunities available for study abroad.